This event is planned to take place outdoors and will take place regardless of weather conditions (unless deemed unsafe by the safety officer). There are no returns for bad weather. We strongly advise that you come dressed appropriately for an outdoor event.
From the stories by Kenneth Grahame, (Original) music KENDAL KIRKLAND, arranged by ROD ILIFFE.
Join Toad, Ratty, Mole and Badger on their adventures in this brand new adaptation of Kenneth Grahame’s beloved story, performed in the open air.
Experience Toad’s dramatic tale of imprisonment, daring escape and the battle for Toad Hall as you’ve never seen it before, but with all the words you know so well!
We bring the characters of the Riverbank and the Wild Wood to life in Wind in the Willows this summer, filled with all the friendship and humour of the original book - the perfect summershow for kids and adults alike!
This brand new version of the classic tale comes with a specially composed original musical score, composed by Kendal Kirkland, and arranged by Rod Iliffe.
Photos from Holdenby House performance, Sat 25 June 2022. Photo credit: StageyRebel
During 2020, we (in a covid-secure manner) embarked on an adventure with the characters from Wind In the Willows. You can see our latest short films below, or head over to our YouTube page to see what else we've been up to!
Bring your own picnic blanket or chairs. Refreshments will be available to purchase, or you’re welcome to bring your own.
Bring your own picnic blanket or chairs and refreshments however, cold drinks and snacks are available to buy.
Seating is provided and wine and beer are available to purchase.
Bring your own picnic blanket or chairs and refreshments however, drinks and snacks are available to buy.
Bring your own picnic blanket or chairs and refreshments. Hot/cold drinks, ice-cream and snacks will be available to purchase from the tearoom.
Bring your own picnic blanket or chairs and refreshments. Cold drinks and snacks will be available to purchase.
Toad – Fraser Haines
Rat – Richard Jordan
Mole – Bernie Wood
Badger & Mrs Pyewacket – Barry Dougall
Mrs Otter – Victoria Miles
Doris Rabbit – Mo Shapiro
Emily Rabbit & Mrs Ferzakerly - Liz Clarke
Bargewoman – Kate Billingham
Chief Weasel & Chief Magistrate – Ben Stanton
Clerk of the Court, Slasher & Lucy – Lynne O’Sullivan or Sam Harrison
Arnold, Colonel Blagden, 2nd Magistrate & Ripper – Martin Williams
Adapted and directed by Ian Spiby
Music composed by Kendal Kirkland and arranged by Rod Iliffe. Lyrics to “Toad he went a-pleasuring” written by John Myhill
Stage Management – Weekes Baptiste & Kate Billingham
Lighting & Sound Technician – Dave Jones
Costumes - Anne Parkes
Choreography – Sam Harrison